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    17.3 and it works immediately. Barath should have known better. This was a plan posted on Twitter. Harris goes round the stumps, has a man on on the hook and at short leg. The bouncer was expected. Barath should have known that. He hooks this from well outside off, gets the top edge, and is caught simply and gleefully at deep backward square. All the hard work of 75 minutes wasted. Full points to Harris, though, for trying to change things up a bit 38/1
    67.1 oh got him first ball! A feather edge behind and it gives Matthew Wade his first wicket in Tests. They check the no-ball but Siddle is just about ok, very tight though and Brathwaite has to go after a painstaking innings. He worked very hard but felt for a length ball outside off and has nicked it behind, not the best use of the feet, he got a touch square up 167/3
    54.3 Warner produces the wicket. His first in Test cricket. He goes wide of the crease, the ball doesn't quite come out right, pitches short, and Edwards rocks back to hit this one somewhere. The ball turns away, though, taking the bottom part of the bat, and flies straight back at Warner, who recovers well in the follow-through to catch it low to his right 142/2
    94.1 Watto finally gets one. Length ball, pitched on off, shapes away a bit, Bravo is committed to the shot, and manages only an outside edge. This one goes neither short, nor over. Neither right not left. Straight to gully 240/4
    not out
    103
    248
    9
    1
    41.53
    103.3 this is a clear plan at work, perhaps they knew Deonarine is not good at ducking. This short ball is right at the target. Like a body serve in tennis, this has handcuffed him. Chest high, middle and off, Deonarine is caught in the headlights, and turns the bat face late, only to top-edge it to Wade. Good bowling to a good plan 285/5
    run out (Harris)
    22
    39
    4
    0
    56.41
    125.6 Hilfenahus strikes. He is good with those sharp short deliveries. This one is not too short, and hurries onto Sammy, at 141ks, between his rib and chest, and Sammy's limp pull is caught at deepish midwicket. An important, and entertaining, hand by Sammy comes to an end 369/7
    135.6 gone now though It may not be Chanderpaul but it is a breakthrough and Roach goes very well caught at slip by Clarke. He came forward to a length ball with hard hands and got a good edge to Clarke's left, it's a fine take with the left hand, held on very well 402/8
    140.3 short this time and pulled in the air and caught by mid on running round to his right. An absolute shocking dismissal for Warner to claim cause it was a rank long hop that Edwards fluffed into the leg side and in the end it was a simple catch 421/9
    not out
    18
    42
    3
    0
    42.85
    Extras
    27 (b 12, w 4, nb 2, lb 9)
    TOTAL
    449/9d (153 Overs)
    BowlingOMRWEcon
    RJ Harris29.088322.86
    BW Hilfenhaus33.0126712.03
    PM Siddle31.0108312.67
    NM Lyon31.0119413.03
    MJ Clarke2.00402.00
    SR Watson15.054613.06
    DA Warner10.004524.50
    MEK Hussey2.00603.00
    Fall of wickets:1-38 (AB Barath, 17.3 ov), 2-142 (KA Edwards, 54.3 ov), 3-167 (KC Brathwaite, 67.1 ov), 4-240 (DM Bravo, 94.1 ov), 5-285 (N Deonarine, 103.3 ov), 6-316 (CS Baugh, 115.1 ov), 7-369 (DJG Sammy, 125.6 ov), 8-402 (KAJ Roach, 135.6 ov), 9-421 (FH Edwards, 140.3 ov)
  • BATSMEN
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    12.3 Sammy, Sammy, Sammy. He never plays a Test without his place being questioned, but here he has scored runs, and has taken the first wicket. He has kept on teasing Cowan, and Cowan finally follows one. To be fair to Sammy, this length ball is closer to off than the previous ones, but not close enough to not leave. And he doesn't cover the angle well, and gets an edge through to Baugh 50/1
    20.2 That man Sammy again. That annoying line on and outside off. And the angle. Warner has let one go in this over, but follows this one. Not close to the pitch of it. And the edge ensues. Caught at second slip by Bravo. No stopping Sammy's joy 65/2
    42.2 gone second ball! It's a horror shot from Watson, wafting at a wide length ball and he's nicked off. He didn't really get his big stride in there and hung the bat out in a very loose drive, it was a good edge to the keeper who couldn't drop it going to his right with two hands at chest height 133/4
    run out (Brathwaite/†Baugh)
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    13
    1
    0
    30.76
    78.1 in the air and out! Big wicket as Clarke goes caught at deep mid off. He tried to be aggressive down the ground again but didn't get to the pitch and skied a top edge to Deonarine coming in off the rope, he got their in good time but juggled the chance slightly. Either way, the Australian captain is out and that could be a turning point 215/5
    98.2 Hussey loses the patience game. Australia still short of avoiding the follow-on. Roach goes wide of the crease, pitches on a length, around off, Hussey drives, is done in by the angle, and edges this low to the left of Baugh, whose exceptional Test with the gloves continues with this catch in front of him and way to his left 249/6
    108.5 another sucker ball, and he gets the edge this time. Clearly Wade has been unsettled by the bouncer. Full, about a set of stumps outside off, Wade drives without moving the feet. The edge is taken, and snared by Bravo at second slip. Just to rub it in, the PA man plays "Hit the road jack" as Wade walks back 285/8
    99.4 They have bounced Siddle out. From the moment he has arrived he has been pinged back and further back. West Indies are on fire here. Short again, Siddle sees it is well short, and thinks he can afford to take his eye off. while he is ducking he realises the ball hasn't bounced up at all, and he sticks his bat up. The ball spoons towards gully, where Edwards produced a diving catch to his right. Another man who has had a good Test in the field 250/7
    not out
    68
    123
    7
    0
    55.28
    119.2 heave-ho. Timber-to. Hilfenhaus has done this with success so far, but Roach gets one through. Finally bowling the delivery that hits the top of the stumps. Not full enough to drive, not short enough to miss the stumps. And Hilfenhaus swings in the next post code of the line of the ball. Gone. Top of middle. This hits a crack, too. An import hand from Ben, though 329/9
    not out
    40
    89
    6
    0
    44.94
    Extras
    26 (w 5, nb 5, lb 16)
    TOTAL
    406/9d (145 Overs)
    BowlingOMRWEcon
    FH Edwards31.049222.96
    KAJ Roach29.087232.48
    D Bishoo45.01012512.77
    DJG Sammy21.066523.09
    N Deonarine19.053601.89
    Fall of wickets:1-50 (EJM Cowan, 12.3 ov), 2-65 (DA Warner, 20.2 ov), 3-84 (RT Ponting, 23.6 ov), 4-133 (SR Watson, 42.2 ov), 5-215 (MJ Clarke, 78.1 ov), 6-249 (MEK Hussey, 98.2 ov), 7-250 (PM Siddle, 99.4 ov), 8-285 (MS Wade, 108.5 ov), 9-329 (BW Hilfenhaus, 119.2 ov)
  • BATSMEN
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    2.3 timber. Australia in business. Really full delivery, and a really difficult one too. This is shaping up like an outswinger, and Barath plays for that swing, but upon pitching the ball takes the other direction, hits the inside edge, and then the stumps. Don't know if this was intentional, but a really good delivery in the end 2/1
    2.5 Hilfieeeee. That;s two openers in one over. A totally out-of-character shot from KB. Is this pressure? Shortish, wide, and he of all people shouldn't be playing at these. But he does. Flashes at it. No feet. Gets a feather. And walks 3/2
    4.2 Carnage here. Edwards has moved too far across, but he will review this. Just short of a length, pitches off, goes on a little, Edwards is too far across, misses, and is hit in front of leg. The projection shows it to be clipping leg. And Edwards has to go 4/3
    33.5 there's the breakthrough a loose drive outside off stump and an edge behind. Bravo is furious with himself. That just left him and the edge carries nicely to Wade to send the Aussie's dancing around once more 67/5
    9.5 gone! What a huge wicket! Chanderpaul is squared up on the crease and nicks it behind where Wade takes a nice catch down low to his left. A length ball just nibbled away slightly, Chanderpaul perhaps followed it a little and got a decent edge. That is massive for Australia who suddenly become big favourites to go on and win the match 17/4
    40.3 Harris has struck pretty early easily in the morning. And he has done so with a superb delivery. Dead plumb, is Deonarine. A length ball, pitches off, and then nips back in, towards the shiny side, and hits him on the knee roll in front of the middle stump, and on the crease. ND does well by not wasting the review. They don't come plumber 75/6
    52.2 Australia one chip closer to batting. Not the smartest of shots. Baugh goes at a length ball with hard hands. It might have stopped a touch at him, and he has chipped this straight down mid-on's throat 116/8
    49.4 Lyon can breathe easy. Watson has broken through with those mysterious powers of breaking through. This is a dismissal Watson the batsman will be proud of. This is a length ball, swinging in, Sammy plays with soft hands, but the ball is bouncing towards the stumps, so he tries to kick it away, in the process kicking the ball onto the stumps. Had Sammy not pushed it further, it may or may not have gone on to hit the stumps 106/7
    66.4 timber. Harris has broken through. Sixty overs, 192 runs. That's the equation. Sammy applauds Roach's fight. This is short of a length, outside off, and moves in. Roach pushes away from the body, gets an inside edge that hits the stumps 148/10
    57.4 and after some fight shown by Edwards, here is a brain fade. He is a better tailender than this, and he has seen Roach hang in too. But here he heave-hos at a short-of-a-length delivery, and toe-ends it high into the sky. Caught at mid-off 125/9
    not out
    7
    27
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    25.92
    Extras
    8 (b 4, nb 1, lb 3)
    TOTAL
    148 all out (66.4 Overs)
    BowlingOMRWEcon
    BW Hilfenhaus17.072741.58
    SR Watson12.013012.50
    RJ Harris8.423133.57
    PM Siddle17.023221.88
    NM Lyon11.041901.72
    MJ Clarke1.00202.00
    Fall of wickets:1-2 (AB Barath, 2.3 ov), 2-3 (KC Brathwaite, 2.5 ov), 3-4 (KA Edwards, 4.2 ov), 4-17 (S Chanderpaul, 9.5 ov), 5-67 (DM Bravo, 33.5 ov), 6-75 (N Deonarine, 40.3 ov), 7-106 (DJG Sammy, 49.4 ov), 8-116 (CS Baugh, 52.2 ov), 9-125 (FH Edwards, 57.4 ov), 10-148 (KAJ Roach, 66.4 ov)
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    10.2 caught behind! And the big wicket of Warner. That could be crucial in this chase. Slid across Warner from back over the wicket, he tried to run a length ball to third man and got a thin edge through to Baugh. Big breakthrough, just what the Windies needed in the quest to save this match 31/1
    33.6 pulled to midwicket and Cowan finally falls. Like I said before, not the worst thing, it was pulled straight into the hands of midwicket who claimed a firm chance with two hands at shoulder height 126/3
    29.5 but now Watson is out caught off a top edged sweep that goes straight to deep square leg, tried to whip it around the corner but he was a touch late on the stroke, perhaps got done by a bit of extra bounce out of the rough and straight to the man in the deep 106/2
    35.6 this keeps very low and Ponting is bowled! It skips under his attempted back foot push, off a bottom edge onto the stumps...operating into the rough Deonarine has picked up three wickets 131/4
    37.2 leg stump again and another flick but back to the bowler and caught! Clarke is out caught and bowled after a leading edge and suddenly it's very interesting. He tried to play to leg again with the spin but maybe the ball stopped in the rough and he popped up a low chance to the bowler 140/5
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    26
    2
    2
    123.07
    46.1 but he's bowled! More drama!! Goes to cut and loses his off stump! Darts back off the seam...surely the West Indies can't force something from this position...the tailenders only have to scramble another three runs 189/7
    44.5 caught in the deep! More drama! Wade cuts out to deep cover and is caught off a top edge, simple catch to Bishoo in the deep, this will waste a couple more minutes perhaps 177/6
    not out
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    4
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    0
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    66.66
    0
    0
    0
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    Extras
    8 (b 1, w 2, nb 2, lb 3)
    TOTAL
    192/7 (47 Overs)
    Did not bat: NM Lyon, PM Siddle
    BowlingOMRWEcon
    KAJ Roach12.004523.75
    FH Edwards6.001903.16
    DJG Sammy10.022712.70
    D Bishoo8.004405.50
    N Deonarine11.015344.81
    Fall of wickets:1-31 (DA Warner, 10.2 ov), 2-106 (SR Watson, 29.5 ov), 3-126 (EJM Cowan, 33.6 ov), 4-131 (RT Ponting, 35.6 ov), 5-140 (MJ Clarke, 37.2 ov), 6-177 (MS Wade, 44.5 ov), 7-189 (MEK Hussey, 46.1 ov)